[CentOS] Server hangs on CentOS 5.5

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Mar 8 21:29:14 UTC 2011

John R Pierce wrote:
>> Video is on the MB.  It doesn't seem likely that it's
>> the video, since the system doesn't respond to network
>> when it crashes.
> bad video hardware or drivers can easily crash the system
> If its running an X windows display of any sort, I'd suggest trying it
> in text-only mode.   in /etc/inittab, set the default runlevel to 3
> instead of 5.   this leaves the video in plain VGA text mode which is
> far less likely to crash the system.
>      id:3:initdefault:

Seconded. If it's a server, it doesn't really need X running anyway.


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